Adobe Illustrator Basic Help


Hi Folks,

If there are any Illustrator users out there, I need some (simple) help please!

I am trying to clip out some parts of an image I have created. An example of this can be seen here:

I have created this using four circles, two black and two white. I actually only want the “visible” (if I consider white to be invisible) parts to be the vector image. I have attempted to make a clipping mask, but it seems to be doing the opposite:

How can I make it so only the dark sections are the image (ie. chop the paths of the dark circles using the bounds of the white circles)?