The Benevolent Submissiveness of Andy's Dames (44 Pics)
15 januari 2021 
40 min. read

The Benevolent Submissiveness of Andy's Dames (44 Pics)

Busty ladies with wasp waist tied with ropes, leather straps or iron chains and equipped with nipple clamps, butt plugs, and ball gags. Despite their submission, the women rule with the males only depicted as minor characters, made unrecognizable or reduced to mere props or erotic tools. Welcome to the kinky world of Andy’s Dames. The latter is the alter ego of 43-year-old Seattle-based artist Andy L, who prefers to remain anonymous to keep his name for deviant future projects.

Cartoonesque BDSM

His alluring, mainly black, white and grey fantasy illustrations, offering an amusing mix of cartoonesque innocence and harsh BDSM, prompted us to ask the artist for an interview…

Andy's Dames bondage

Toni & Mistress Tracey‘ (Patreon)

I read you’re from Seattle and self-taught. What else can you tell us about your background?

Actually, I moved to the Seattle area two years ago, but I spent my first 41 years in northern Idaho.  My wife had an opportunity to advance her career quickly by moving here, so since my job doesn’t require me to be in one specific place, I sold my house and moved here to support her efforts.  So far it’s working out okay.  As for my background, I actually used to be an old car enthusiast who worked in auto parts and paint sales, until the 2008 recession.  The “Dames” were actually born out of necessity when the economy slowed and I needed extra money to make ends meet.  Paper and pencils are cheap, so I started using evening and weekend hours to practice, and sold my early pieces on Ebay as I went.

Andy's Dames abby


What is your fascination with BDSM?

Good question, but I’m not sure I have a good answer.  It’s something I’ve associated with sex for as long as I remember, and never had much interest in sex without it.  I’m not (too) much of a sadist, and I don’t like abuse, but I’ve always been attracted to the power exchange and ownership elements of BDSM.

Who is (are) and/or what are your influence(s)? And why?

Artistically, I think I was first influenced by comic books and the early manga artists who started to appear in the US in the 1980s, when I was of a very impressionable age.  Favorites included Masamune Shirow and Kenichi Sonoda, who were some of the most accessible from the small town where I lived.  It was later that I became more aware of classic fantasy artists like Frank Frazetta, and pin-up artists like Gil Elvgren.  I had a poster of Elvgren’s infamous “Still Life” image long before I was familiar with the bulk of his work.  I also love classic “lifestyle illustration” painters who worked for magazines and advertising in the 1960s and ’70s, like Robert McCall, Robert McGuiness, and Coby Whitmore.  But honestly, I can’t even begin to copy anything these guys did, they’re so far over my head that I can’t even begin to understand how they completed their works.  I think that’s why they interest me as much as they do- it’s all very mysterious to me, no matter how much I try to learn.

andy's dames anya

Anya‘  (Patreon)

Can you live from your art?

I can, and I consider myself very fortunate to do so.  It’s been a long journey over the last twelve years, and I appreciate every bit of the encouragement I’ve had from art collectors and Patreon supporters.  My earliest pieces sold for as little as $7 or sometimes not at all, but I’ve just kept moving forward as best I can.

Are you familiar with shunga? If so, does it appeal to you?

I am, and I think it’s amazing work.  Don’t forget the octopus, he gets lonely.

Andy's Dames lesbian bondage

Tina and Mona

Do you have difficulties, considering the risky subject matter, displaying your art?

Well, I don’t display my own work, I leave that up to collectors.  They largely seem to display it in private bedrooms, dungeons, and other BDSM play spaces, though I’m sure there are exceptions.  As for me, I honestly don’t have any desire to display it, since I know exactly how I produced it and there’s no sense of wonder in it for me like there is when I look at someone else’s work.  For my own work, I usually only look at it with criticism for analysis.  But for many of us, that’s just how it goes!

Andy's Dames gagged abby

Abby‘ (22 Oct 2020) (Patreon)

And your online exposure?

I currently post most of my work on Twitter and Fetlife, which seem to be where I get most of my traffic.  I also have older accounts at DeviantArt and Hentai Foundry.  My complete archive is accessible through my Patreon page, though the archive itself is hosted through an independent hosting service, which I had to change last November when my old host became too unreliable.  Tumblr was good for my business for a while, until they banished adult content from their platform.  Other than that, I haven’t had too much trouble.  However, I don’t want to become complacent, as I’m concerned that more and more platforms will become closed to adult content over the next few years.  I’m trying to develop some other projects in the background, just in case, but progress has been very slow so far.

Andy's Dames tied girls

Andy's Dames tied girl to poker table

Andy's Dames Sasha

Sasha‘ (18 Nov 2020)

Andy's Dames torture

Andy's Dames Dee & Mona

Dee & Mona‘ (4 Jan 2021) (Patreon)

Andy's Dames bdsm sophie


Andy's Dames female slave as table

Sophie Serves

Andy's Dames pin up girl

Andy's Dames bdsm art


semi nude girl with glasses tied to a bar

Millie‘ (11 Oct 2019)

Andy's Dames Sophie

Sophie‘ (27 Aug 2020)  (Patreon)

Andy's Dames bondage girl

Millie‘ (8 Sep 2019)

Andy's Dames tied to the bed


Andy's Dames Maisey & Kelli,

Maisey & Kelli‘ (26 Sept 2020)

Andy's Dames Mona

Mona‘ (10 Oct 2020)

Andy's Dames girl on a leash

andy's dames dee-mona fight

Dee and Mona‘ (2 Jan 2021)

Andy's Dames Kelli & Millie

Kelli & Millie‘ (12 Aug 2020)

Andy's Dames abby anal

Abby ‘ (Patreon)

Andy's Dames bdsm comic

Kelli‘ (29 Aug 2019) Text by Emily Black

Andy's Dames tied girl performing fellatio

Sweet Sophie

Andy's Dames girl tied to a chair

Andy's Dames bdsm

Andy's Dames bondage art

tied bunny girl andy's dames

Andy's Dames Stephie & Ms. Rockwell

Stephie & Ms. Rockwell‘ (14 May 2020)

tied girl performing fellatio to a dildo

tied girl serving as a desk

Private Librarian Millie

Andy's Dames Kelsie & Dee

Kelsie & Dee‘ (12 Jan 2021)

Andy's Dames Abby & Tammy

Abby & Tammy‘ (16 Jan 2021)

Maisey Andy's Dames

Maisey in her cute new camisole top‘ (2 May 2019)

Maisey Rides Andy's Dames

Maisey Rides‘ (6 July 2019)

Andy's Dames Millie and Kelli

Millie and Kelli on the road!‘ (18 Dec 2018)

Swordswoman Andy's Dames

Swordswoman Elly and Elven Ranger Faune‘ (4 May 2019)

Andy's Dames Kelli Horse

Kelsie‘ (9 April 2020)

andy's dames millie

Millie‘ (16 April 2021)

andy's dames sophie bdsm

Sophie‘ (27 April 2021)

andy's dames millie art

Sophie‘ (9 June 2021)

Andy's Dames Sasha bdsm

Sasha‘ (18 June 2021)

Thanks a lot for your great replies Andy. We’ll continue to follow your future developments closely!

You can check out much more of Andy’s Dames on Twitter, join the artist’s community on Patreon (get access to over 1400 pin-ups!) and/or have a look at the art in his shop…!!

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Marijn is the founder of With more than 20 years of experience within the sensual and erotic art of shunga he is an authority in the genre. During this time he served many customers with complementing their art collection.


on 15 Jan 2021

Very bad. I suggested you drawings by Marcel Vidoudez, and Albert Dubout that are infinitely better.



on 15 Jan 2021

Thanks for your uncompromising opinion Courcelle. Tastes vary, and you can't always please everyone. I appreciate the artists you suggested too and they will be treated in future blogs but I also like Andy's Dames!

Magoo (on Twitter)

Magoo (on Twitter)

on 15 Jan 2021

Naughty and delicious........



on 15 Jan 2021

Thanks Magoo. I'm pleased you enjoy it!



on 17 Jan 2021

It's always a pleasure to see Andy's art presented on various websites. Thanks so much for sharing this here.



on 17 Jan 2021

Thanks a lot Karen!



on 18 Jan 2021

Of no interest to me even if the quality of the art work at moments is "almost" there... but it still falls short each and ever single time. It's all a matter of taste, and this simply tastes bad as far as I'm concerned. It tastes rotten. I find BDSM revolting and sick, with very few (known to me) exceptions, when it comes to bondage: Nobuyoshi Araki is one, and the other is Alvin Booth. The reason why they are beyond BDSM, is because both artists succeed in treating bodies as shape and form elements. Those bodies react and interact with ropes the same way a cloth bag filled with sand would. It's B, for bondage, for binding, for being (there,) but there is no DSM in their work, just textures, shapes, forms, light, shades and shadows. No Demented Discipline/Domination; no Sick, Sadistic Sh*t, no Malicious, Masochist Manipulation. Andy's work lacks all the qualities that make Araki's and Booth's work ART and aesthetically pleasing. I don't think the women dominate and the men are minor characters in his work. Everything, every element in his work is minor. It's not like we are comparing Mozart and Salieri here. It's more like trying to compare Mozart to a four year old child, forced to "play" for mom and dad, but totally devoid of interest, skill, spark, irritatingly, hopelessly scratching at a violin!



on 18 Jan 2021

Thanks again for your detailed critique JB. I already suspected that this BDSM art would be less appealing to you. As the comments on this post indicate, Andy's Dames evoke a sharp division. In this case, I didn't use the word "rule" in a way to emphasize the dominance of the women, but rather that they are the guiding theme.



on 23 Jan 2021

Wow. Very titillating and arousing.



on 23 Jan 2021

Thanks Barray, I'm pleased you like it!



on 17 Dec 2021

I stumbled on Andy's Dames some time ago. I've found them to be arousing, playful, funny, and sweet all at once. I love how he draws hair and eyes, I love the expressions on his characters. I'm always wanting to know the 'rest of the story' beyond the scene; how they got there, what's next, etc.

Marijn Kruijff

Marijn Kruijff

on 17 Dec 2021

Thanks Bella, I'm pleased you enjoy Andy's pin-up art and the interview.

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