I made this brush from a tutorial I watched online.
I want this rope loop to look how its shown on top, but when they overlap in the loop I don't want them to look how they do once expanded (image below), I want them to be smooth as how it looks before the expand. I do understand that the first image has a white Fill, but I need the rope to be transparent which is why I expanded it.
I just want the Loop to be smooth looking and transparent and not see all the overlapping lines.
I've tried looking online as to how to fix this and I can't seem to find the right answer.