Able to separate sketches to new layer?

Let’s say you begin a design then decide to duplicate it to make other variations. You move the body’s of V1 to a dedicated grouped layer no problem. However the sketches cannot be divided and remain on the same layer. I imagine it could be solved if you’re able to select drawings to move by selecting them on the canvas itself instead of via the layer. I hope this makes sense. Unless I’m missing something and this already is possible?