This ant is a study in topology and transitioning from organic to hard surface in a contiguous subdivided all-quad mesh. It was completed via box modeling and edge-by-edge modeling. This was my final project for the CG Cookie Workshop: Mastering Modeling in Blender.
Modeling sheet provided by CG Cookie, Inc.
Base mesh: 8,472 tris.
Subdivided (two levels of division): 135,552 tris.