Now that I've got that out of my system. here is the real point. I have a solid game designed, except the artwork (which i have no way of doing) i cant really move on till i have that worked out. what is the best way of going about trying to get help from artist so i don't have to pay them till i can get money coming in from my game?
Polish your writing a little bit more and bring a compelling case for your idea. Don't sell it too well or you might find yourself at a significant crisis of technical ineptness. Then you'll need to break the disappointing news to your friendly, caring, patient collaborator for over-hyping your own competence and condemning their hard work to time well wasted.
Until then, use placeholder artwork while you program your game.