This is what I have currently:
I am trying to acheive something like this but I would like the goblin at the front to be transparent not filled white
The front goblin was drawn with the pen tool and then tweaked with the path width tool, and finally converted to a live paint group.
I am new to illustrator so have no idea how I would go about this.
I relise this question was posted here (How do I make an object fill transparent without showing objects below in Illustrator?) but that dosent work for me as I get an error when creating the clipping mask.