I chose the 2nd idea and documented here why I did/didn’t choose the others.
Enviroment – Forest
Character – Basic Human
The original images I found for inspiration include –
I imagine the terrain of the forest looking like the example below – dirt texture and slightly hilly.
A texture for the dirt terrain could look like the following or similiar –
Trees can be sourced from within 3DS max under AEC Extended in Create Tab. These Trees/foliage resemble the following –
For this specific environment, the pine tree would perhaps look best for a forest environment.